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Travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by train

Heading to Grindelwald after landing at Zurich Airport? Take the train and you’ll get to your destination as fast as possible. You won’t have to worry about airport transfers either – the train station is just a few minutes away by foot (located just below Terminal B).

Sit back, relax and let the SBB train whisk you through the beautiful Swiss scenery in under three hours. Grindelwald is the largest village in the Jungfrau region, the perfect location for all kinds of outdoor activities.

Once you get off at the train station, you can easily get to both the city centre and the cable car station. Take a cable car to Männlichen or First and enjoy the breathtaking views. Make sure to do at least one higher altitude hike while you’re there too – if you’re up for a challenge, why not hike from First to Schynige Platte?

Want to learn more about the train journey from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald? Read on for more details, including train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs.

Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (100 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald and tickets for this journey start from €30.34 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 50m
Price€30.34 - €76.82
Distance62 miles (100 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Airport
Arrival stationGrindelwald
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Zurich Airport to Grindelwald train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:18 13:08 2h 50m, 3 changes
10:46 13:38 2h 52m, 2 changes
11:18 14:08 2h 50m, 2 changes
11:46 14:38 2h 52m, 2 changes
12:18 15:08 2h 50m, 3 changes
12:46 15:38 2h 52m, 2 changes
13:18 16:08 2h 50m, 2 changes
13:46 16:38 2h 52m, 2 changes
14:18 17:08 2h 50m, 3 changes
14:46 17:38 2h 52m, 2 changes

SBB trains from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald

You can travel from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald

Train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald start at €30.34 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €75.30.
lowest price found
from30.34
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.76
on the day
avg. single price75.30

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Airport and Grindelwald is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Zurich Airport and Grindelwald by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald cost?

Train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald can start from as little as €30.34 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald?

No, there are no direct train services from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald. Travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leave?

The first train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leave?

The last train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leaves at 23:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Zurich Airport and Grindelwald by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald cover a distance of around 62 miles (100 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Grindelwald to Zurich Airport.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zurich Airport to Grindelwald for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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